This past week Kyle came up for a visit. Since I had just finished summer classes and had a few days off of work it was the perfect time. We were able to get a lot of wedding stuff done as well as spend time together.
The save the dates that I ordered a little while ago came in and I was pretty happy with them. With them also came a car door magnet, large magnets, thank you cards, a calendar, and bags for both of my flower girls. I always love getting mail!! We were able to address, stamp, and send them off this week. It felt like such a huge weight off my shoulders to have them out because not only does that mean that our guest list is set, but it makes the wedding feel so real!
Kyle and I also went and picked out the colors that we wanted to do in the apartment, something we had been talking about for awhile. We decided on doing black and white in the kitchen with red accents. Since I'm studying to be a teacher I wanted to put apples in the house somewhere since apple items have already been appearing as gifts. For the bedroom and bathroom we chose chocolate brown and a light blue. Since we want to do all dark wood furniture we decided to keep with the dark brown and add a light green and cream color for the living room.
Once we had our colors in mind it was time to register! We went to bed, bath, and beyond first and had a great experience. One of their employees comes around with you and helps you pick out everything you need. It was really nice to have someone there to walk us through what would have been an overwhelming experience otherwise. After spending hours there we decided to hold off on Target till the next day. When we went to Target we were able to add on the things we didn't find at BB&B as well as switch out some items we liked better.
Other than wedding stuff, I got a chance to experiment with some new recipes. I love cooking and baking, but it's just not as fun when it's only for yourself! We tried Cheesy Chicken, Bacon and Avocado Quesadillas, but they were a lot harder to make than I anticipated. Everything kept falling out! Next time I think I need either a bigger tortilla shell or smaller pieces of chicken. Kyle even tried one with avocado in it and didn't think it was too bad! I also tried out a Pizza Braid. It was very simple to make and really good! Sadly, my braid didn't stick together as well as I would have hoped near the end, but hopefully next time will be better!